Andrew and Isaac Weins are more than business partners, they are family. As JDog Junk Removal & Hauling owners in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, they are equally dedicated to building a successful business as they are to the respect, integrity and trust that defines JDog’s approach to service and business operations.
Since the two brothers became JDog owners in May 2016, they have been able to grow their business by making local connections within the community, and hope to expand their footprint in the greater Milwaukee area over the coming years.
What was it that attracted them to the JDog franchise opportunity?
Andrew Weins joined the United States Army Reserve out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2004 serving two tours, one in Iraq in 2006 and the other to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2014. After his last deployment, he was stationed as an Army Reserve Career Counselor.
With 12 years in military service, he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class and uses his experience as a career counselor to help other veterans and soldiers make career decisions. At the same time, Isaac has worked in the junk removal industry alongside Andrew in the Milwaukee area for the past 15 years. Isaac has been able to use his experience to create innovative business strategies through dismantling and deconstructing of commercial spaces. He is also a business owner, turning reclaimed materials into artwork.
As a JDog Junk Removal & Hauling business owners, Andrew and his brother Isaac have been able to establish a connection with a larger network of military-owned business operators who hold true to the same values of respect, integrity and trust.
Ethos of Brotherhood
In keeping with JDog’s military culture and values, Andrew and Isaac were both motivated by the strong support network of veteran business owners that differentiates the brand from other business opportunities.
“We also have the ethos of brotherhood, where franchise to franchise we take care of each other, we look out for each other,” Andrew explained. “We reach out to each other if we ever need help, and we also reach out when we want to help other franchises, which is something you don’t see a lot.”
Instead of looking at other JDog Junk Removal & Hauling operators as competitors, they call on each other for help to build a stronger brand.
Bigger Than Yourself
As a JDog business owner, Andrew and Isaac are both able to create positive, meaningful change through their business investment.
“We want to be part of something bigger than just ourselves,” said Andrew. “This allows us to hire more veterans locally. We’ve been able to hire fellow veterans from the Milwaukee area, giving them opportunities that they may not have otherwise had.”
The brothers enjoy having fellow military veterans on our team because they understand the military values – respect, integrity and trust.
Support from the Top
Another advantage of being part of the JDog network of veteran-owned businesses is the support operators receive from the corporate office.
“The support from JDog Junk Removal & Hauling’s corporate since the beginning and even until now has been tremendous.”
Any time the brothers have needed to call corporate, they pick up the phone and help guide them in the right direction.
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